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John Lavin Dies at Age 54

Lavin past away on Saturday, March 17. He was an active member at Mt. Carmel, a participant in Dad's Night and the unofficial photographer of the RHS football team.

John T. Lavin, 54, of Ridgewood, passed away on Saturday, March 17.

He was the beloved husband of Liz (nee Jadick), and loving father of Matthew, Sarah and Olivia. John was the cherished brother of Susan Hawkins and husband Cecil, Mary Anne Kastor and husband Ed and Lili Ingersoll. He is survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anne and Theodore Jadick, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He attended Temple University and graduated from William Paterson College.

John had a long career in sales and marketing in the packaging industry. A parishioner of in Ridgewood, John spent 14 years participating in the  program and was the unofficial photographer for the football team. He was a great booster of all of Ridgewood’s developmental sports programs and took great pride in his children’s participation. An avid golfer, John greatly enjoyed his family vacations on Nantucket Island.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the , 232 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, 201-444-7650. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood. Burial will follow at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to: Nantucket Conservation Foundation, PO Box 13, Nantucket, MA 02553-0013 or Make a Wish Foundation of NJ, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.

Steve Holder March 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Devastated. Fond memories of deep sea fishing and camping trips with our boys. Your quiet calm demeanor contrasted by your willingness to give so much. I will miss you John.
sean mccooe March 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Love and miss Johnny
John Hahn March 23, 2012 at 06:29 PM
What a tribute to John Lavin and his family, the number of people who came to pay their respects to his wife, children, sisters & extended family was incredible. There is much sadness by this unexpected death. I hope their personal faith and loving memories go their husband, father and brother linger with them for years to come long after the shock of his sudden passing has dissipated.

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